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Christian Elements in Indonesian and Singapore Contemporary Art

-   The Art-Religion Symbiosis originated from the inceptive purpose of commemorating and exalting the divine through art-making. Christian elements in contemporary art are apparent from the previous influence of colonialism in South East Asia. This essay compares Indonesian Artist Ariadhitya Pramuhendra (Pramuhendra) with Singaporean Artist Boo Sze Yang in the use of Christian elements and its extent in their artworks and how this is affected by their individual societal backgrounds and distinct local influences....   [tags: religion, christian art, inner spirituality]

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Christian and Pagan Elements in Beowulf

- In eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, history was passed down as oral stories, as writing historical events was too troublesome as there were too many dialects. In addition, in eighth century Anglo-Saxon society, there was an important transition from the old pagan traditions to the new theology of Christianity. Thus, as new stories were being told, to make them apply to the audience, Christianity had to be incorporated. Coming out of this age of transition, Beowulf has various Christian colorings along with the pagan traditions of old....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Heathen and Christian Elements in the Wanderer

- Heathen and Christian Elements in the Wanderer       The modern word 'weird' bears only a superficial resemblance to its etymological descendent, wyrd.  What now stands for 'strange' and 'queer' only has an archaic connection to its classical meaning of 'Fate'.  During the process of evolution, however, the word went through many phases, especially during the formation of the English language by the Anglo-Saxons.         Wyrd appears fairly often in Old English poetry and prose, indicating a certain importance in Germanic society.  By following the changes the word undergoes, it is also possible to follow some of the changes that the culture undergoes as well.  A fine example...   [tags: Wanderer]

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Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf

- Pagan and Christian Elements in Beowulf                 The praised epic poem, Beowulf, is the first great heroic poem in English literature. The epic follows a courageous warrior named Beowulf throughout his young, adult life and into his old age. As a young man, Beowulf becomes a legendary hero when he saves the land of the Danes from the hellish creatures, Grendel and his mother. Later, after fifty years pass, Beowulf is an old man and a great king of the Geats. A monstrous dragon soon invades his peaceful kingdom and he defends his people courageously, dying in the process....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]

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The Biblical Elements Of The Christian Worldview

- Our worldview defines who we are. In religion, the Christian Worldview is part of a Monotheistic worldview which is part of the three worldviews families which also includes, Pantheism and Atheism. Christianity is special in the Monotheistic view as we believe that Jesus Christ provided us with Salvation; a notion not shared by Muslims and Jews. In this paper, I will explain the essential elements of the Christian Worldview, why faith in Jesus Christ is an essential part of our lives here on earth, and how my faith has impacted my life....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Trinity, God in Christianity]

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Epic of Beowulf - Contradictory Christian Elements in Beowulf

- Contradictory Christian Elements in Beowulf        In Beowulf the Christian element, which coexists alongside the pagan or heathen, sometimes in a seemingly contradictory fashion, is many faceted.   Certainly the Christian element seems to be too deeply interwoven in the text for us to suppose that it is due to additions made by scribes at a time when the poem had come to be written down. The Christian element had to be included by the original poet or by minstrels who recited it in later times....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]

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The Role of the Teacher: Motivating the Learner

- What is the role of the teacher, and what steps will you take to ensure that you are fulfilling this role. The role of the teacher is to instruct his students with valuable and worthy lessons that would produce a favorable change in the life of the students. In order for the instruction to be effective, and in order for the change in the life of the students to be lifelong, the teacher must instill discipline and “make disciples” out of students. Since the law of apperception dictates that all learning depends on skills that were previously acquired, should a teacher succeed in instilling discipline in his students, then his students will be prepared for the next set of lessons that life ha...   [tags: Christian Education, Elements]

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Common Elements in Elizabeth Gaskell's The Old Nurse's Story and in Christian Rossetti's Goblin Market

- Aside from the five themes of Democracy, Gender, Culture, Empire and Industrialization, the sixth theme, Victorian Gothic, provides just as much of an overview of the Victorian time period. This new theme appears in Elizabeth Gaskell’s short story, The Old Nurse’s Story and Christina Rossetti's poem Goblin Market. Both works illustrate common elements of Gothic literature, such as; old houses, mystery, horror, ghost, fantasy creatures, the unknown and oppression. Both author’s background stories provide insight to their reason behind their writings....   [tags: Victorian Gothic Literature]

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The Lord 's Supper As A Sacrament For The Christian Religion

- In this essay, I seek to elucidate the importance of the Lord’s Supper as a sacrament for the Christian religion within John Calvin’s Institutes, and then move forward to one of the practical or pastoral concerns that John Calvin brings up in his refutations over the Lord’s Supper. This essay assumes that it cannot deal comprehensively with every argument on account of its limited space. So, the singular concern for this essay will be Calvin 's refutation against consubstantiation. Additionally, the essay presupposes the soundness of Wim Janse thesis that Calvin’s belief on the Lord 's Supper cannot be static but instead is an "underdetermined or [opened]" view developing through his interac...   [tags: Eucharist, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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How Does Bonhoeffer 's Own Life Embody What He Describes Theologically About The Christian Life

- How does Bonhoeffer’s own life embody what he describes theologically about the Christian Life, in Life Together. Bonhoeffer’s life embodies many elements he describes theologically about the Christian life in Life Together. This is initially seen in his life when he felt he had to make a choice; Christianity or Germanism. As with many of us, the choice to live completely for Christ is not always our first choice. With Bonhoeffer, however, this choice would lead to his identity. He believed that a Christian Community makes it possible for us to live the Christian life in the world....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian theology, Religion]

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The Mysteries Of The Christian Church

- From the beginning of the establishment of the Christian church there have always been controversies about how the organization has been run. The Da Vinci code and The Secret Supper deal with an alternative interpretation of early Christianity and the gospels, far different from that of the orthodox Catholic Church, both novels also deal with mysteries behind some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous paintings. The Da Vinci code describes the attempts of Robert Langdon, Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard University, to solve the murder of renowned curator Jacques Saunière of the Louvre Museum in Paris....   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Elements Of Religion And Religion

- Elements of religion Religion refers to obligatory beliefs accompanies by a number of practices that involve objects that make up the belief. The word religion came from a Latin word religio that means awe for gods and believing in proper rituals. The dictionary defines religion as a system of belief involving worship of God or gods, and involves rituals, prayer and moral code (Hexham, 2011). What is commonly accepted as religion involves various characteristics and elements. These include; belief system, community, central myths, rituals, an ethical system, emotional experiences, material expressions of religion and sacredness....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Morality, Jesus]

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How Do You Define Christian Fundamentalism? Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism

- What comes to mind when you hear the term Christian fundamentalist. Many people immediately think it is someone who has ultra-conservative Christian based religious beliefs. There is a negative connotation associated as well; many think of Christian fundamentalists as closed-minded, prejudiced and discriminatory, and “right wing” when it comes to political matters. Christian fundamentalists themselves will tell you that the Bible is to be interpreted literally as it is the sacred word of God. They will also tell you that they have been “reborn” or converted, and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior....   [tags: Religion, Christian Fundamentalist, The Antichrist]

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A Christian View Of Suffering

- A consistent theme of mine is how critically important it is for us to have a foundational understanding about what Christianity is about. Most of us who have been in the church for a while know a few things: God loves us. Jesus forgives our sins. Unless you believe in Jesus you're going to Hell. We can have a relationship with God. We have these scattered bits of theological facts, but what we don't often have is an understanding of how it all fits together. I was wondering today what could be more important for the church than what I'm about to talk about....   [tags: Christian Religion Religious]

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Fasting in the Christian and Muslim Faiths

- Would one dare to go a day without food. Food in the twenty first century can be used as medicine, energy and center piece for social gatherings. However in many religions people take time to separate themselves from such consumption in an activity called fasting. The practice of fasting is incorporated in several denominations of Christianity, the Muslim faith, and Hinduism. Fasting can be personal and completed any time of year or seen specific times of year in forms of a holiday. In particular some denominations of Christianity people celebrate Lent whereas Muslims commemorate receiving the Quran by celebrating Ramadan....   [tags: Islam and Christianity]

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A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW IN A POSTMODERN CULTURE

- I would like to explore one of the questions posed to us by Professor which is “How can we make the positive aspects of postmodernism work in our favor?” Or even more specifically, the positive and neutral elements of postmodernism, work in the favor of the Christian worldview and thought. We will start by first exploring the basic tenants of postmodernism and a brief history of where it has been and where it is currently, revealing multiple advantages for the Christian worldview in the engagement of a postmodern....   [tags: Religious Pluralism, Ideal Community]

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The Music Of Christian Music

- Inspirational Christian music, more commonly termed Contemporary Christian music happens to dominate the listening genre of worshipers in Christianity. This genre has evolved over time to accommodate younger listeners, and the key to this success is the incorporation of popular or modern elements of other song genres like pop, rock and other non-classified Christian music. Contemporary Christian music in actuality “boast of its reach to younger listening audiences with peculiar and unconventional lyric choices....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical instrument, Bible]

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Pagan Symbols And Christian Symbols

- For many centuries, Literature critics have constantly debated on whether it was more inspired by Pagan or Christian beliefs. These said critics have constantly been trying to differentiate between the symbolism used to describe the Pagan symbols and Christian symbols within the halls of Horathgar and the Castle lived in by the King of the Geats. These symbols can be argued to symbolize Pagan or Christian symbolism due to the fact that they can either describe the beliefs of Pagan or Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Sin]

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The Christian Faith And Aids

- Depth and meaning is a fundamental aspect that drives Christian faith and aids adherents to develop a personal fulfilment to lead a ‘satisfying life’. Characteristics of Christianity provide this knowledge for both the individual and the Christian community by providing guidance regarding ethical issues, through the scared texts and writings, the devotion and celebration of principal beliefs and the practises of ritual and ceremony. Significant people exemplify and live out the core ethical teachings and the principal beliefs based upon the life of Jesus....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Baptism]

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The Story Of Perpetua, A Christian Martyr And Blaudina

- The narrative that accompanies this image is similar to that of many other pictures representing Christian Martyrdom in the Ancient Roman arena. The young woman on the left, is a Christian Martyr who had been sentenced to death for treason against her Emperor. She refused to acknowledge him as divine and would not renounce her blasphemous religion when she was rounded up and questioned by the Romans, which is why she ended up in the arena facing certain death. This particular narrative is very similar to the story of Perpetua, another honoured Christian Martyr and Blaudina....   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Ancient Rome]

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Christian World View

- Everyone has a worldview. This may be something we do not think about on the regular, but we all have one. A worldview is our set of beliefs used to understand the world. It shapes our thoughts on how we interpret reality, and forms our moral opinions. Our regular worldview is formed by almost anything secular, jobs, money, family even education. Then there is a Christian’s Worldview which would be our sacred doings. The Christian or Biblical worldview is based on the word of God. When the word of God is the foundation of your everyday life....   [tags: bible, messiah, jesus]

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Christian and Pagan Virtues Displayed in Beowulf

- Many times in literature authors blend two dissimilar traditions and virtues in order to make up a persons true identity. In the epic poem Beowulf, the Christian allegory is woven with a pagan fable in order to truly represent the characters. The Christian and pagan virtues are successfully synchronized and amalgamate the story as a whole which is displayed by the two main characters, Beowulf and Grendel, through their personal traits. Many Christian elements and values create the disposition of Beowulf....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Christian Symbolism & Biblical Imagery in Macbeth

- Many authors share a common thread in their writing, allusions to biblical concepts. The Bible is one of the most influential texts of all time and its presence can seen seen through countless pieces of literature.. One of the best examples of a literary work that has been fashioned after biblical elements is The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. “Christian philosophy' says Walter C. Curry ' recognizes two tragedies of cosmic importance: (1) the fall of Lucifer and a third part of the angelic hosts, who rebelled against God and were cast out, and (2) the fall of Adam who was originally endowed with perfection and freedom but who set his will against God and so brought sin and li...   [tags: biblical allusions in Macbeth]

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paganbeo Pagan and Heathen Elements in Beowulf

- Pagan/Heathen Elements in Beowulf        In Beowulf the pagan element, which coexists alongside the Christian, sometimes in a seemingly contradictory fashion, is many faceted.   Certainly the pagan element seems to be too deeply interwoven in the text of Beowulf for us to suppose that it is due to additions made by scribes. While the poet’s reflections and characters’ statements are mostly Christian, the customs and ceremonies, on the other hand, are almost entirely heathen/pagan. This fact seems to point to a heathen work which has undergone revision by Christian minstrels....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Analysis Of Raimon Panikkar 's ' Who Is A Christian '

- Over the years many scholars have tried to define the Christian identity. Raimon Panikkar, in his article “Who is a Christian”, takes an in depth look at this topic and approaches it from many different angles. Before starting the search for the definition of Christian identity, there are some preliminary factors to consider. Over the centuries, the Christian churches (specifically the Roman Church) have been obsessed with finding a single answer for all issues. One thing to keep in mind in this study is that there will never be one right answer to this question....   [tags: Religion, Jesus, Christianity, Catholic Church]

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Beowulf - Pagan or Christian Epic?

- Beowulf Pagan or Christian Epic Beowulf: Pagan or Christian Epic. Although the story of Beowulf is filled with references to religion and faith, many discrepancies occur throughout the story that suggest that Beowulf is not a Christian epic. The character of Beowulf frequently speaks to God and obviously believes in His existence. However, pagan practices are mentioned in several places. Beowulf often refers to another being rather than the Christian God. Pagan practices of cremation and blood-drinking are included in the epic....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Elements Of Offensive Language And Events

- Readers have the right to their own political positions and this book is not intended to sway you in any other direction. The book is written, in a compex way in first, second and third person narrative, and you will also jump back and fro in time. The author or distributor does not condone or agree with any of the descriptions or the methods used in this book. Things happened then and was said many time in very offensive ways, to portray the reality of those elements – offensive language and events are included....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Physical exercise]

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Elements Of Prison And Tribal Tattoos

- It isn 't uncommon to see people walking around with tattoos permanently stained on their body. It is also uncommon to know that they usually have a meaning. From Chinese symbols to images devoted to the flying spaghetti monster, people love to keep these tattoos to remind them of a message or a special someone. According to the World Book Advanced Dictionary, a tattoo is "to mark (the skin) with designs or patterns by pricking a line of holes and putting in colors. ' ' And the meaning of an individual 's tattoo can vary depending on where you are....   [tags: Tattoo, Tattooing, History of tattooing, Gang]

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The Key Elements Of Leadership

- This paper will discuss three important elements of leadership discussed in Chapters Three and Four of the book “Resilient Leaders” (Dees, 2013). First, integrity is important because it is essential to gaining and maintaining the respect of partners, peers, and employees; thereby impacting the ultimate success of the business. Second, courage that is steered according to integrity is an important skill that enables business leaders to humbly face different types of fear and make difficult business decisions....   [tags: Management, Strategic management]

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Elements of Southern Gothic Literature

- Elements of Southern Gothic Literature Literature comes in all types of styles and one type is Southern Gothic. But what makes a story develop into this type of Southern Gothic style. There are many characteristics that are apparent in literature, so what conditions are distinct that would give them the term Southern Gothic literature. What kind of elements do we call for when trying to find this type of literature. Southern Gothic is a literature that has a style all its own. It has it unique elements such as being Southern based (characters or place), then we have characters with these righteous attitudes, and then it would not be Gothic without a tragedy....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Beowulf is a Christian Poem

- The epic poem Beowulf, was written sometime in the eighth century by an unknown author. It was based on legend passed down over time. Prior to the time the poem was written, Anglo Saxons had converted from Germanic Paganism to Christianity. Some people argue that it was a Pagan poem rewritten by a person or persons educated in Christianity. “ has come down from heathen times and acquired its Christian character gradually and piecemeal from a succession of minstrels.” ( Hector Monro Chadwick as quoted by Brodeur 182), while others believed that Christianity and Paganism both belonged in the poem....   [tags: Papers]

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Christian Science v Morman

- Introduction With the advancements in the study of social sciences, there has been a somewhat parallel growth of cults which though have their foundations in the original Bible and the Christian teachings, yet one may observe that the majority of the present day cults not only deny the essential doctrines, they openly emphasize and present their own personal reinterpretations of the biblical scriptures. The following paper will present two such cases, those of Christian Science and the Mormons, and strive to present some of the comparative elements, their beliefs, customs, religious ceremonies and leadership aspects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Elements of Modernist Writing

- Catherine Mansfield, Elizabeth Bishop and William Carlos Williams were poets and writers of short fiction that belonged to the Modernist movement. The movement itself was triggered mostly by the industrial revolution and the horrors of World War I. It was an inter-continental movement and spread into all spheres and disciplines, such as art, philosophy, literature, architecture, music, culture and so on. During the movement of modernism, the individual moved into the spotlight, and it the human subjectivity and self-consciousness was themes around which most of the art and literary worked evolved....   [tags: poetry, imagism, interior monologue]

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Christian Sybolism in Beowulf

- Christian Sybolism in Beowulf Within the poem Beowulf, the poet utilizes the Christian religion to symbolize the elements of good and evil and Heaven and Hell. Beowulf is the oldest known English epic poem. The manuscripts date back to about 1000 A.D., when two scribes wrote it down for posterity. The poem was handed down from the Anglo-Saxon period, and through the retelling of the poem, it changed a little each time. The poem creates an oral depiction of an epic hero who strived to fight against the forces of evil....   [tags: Christianity epic Poem Beowulf Essays]

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Mix of Pagan and Christian Ideas in Beowulf

- The Mix of Pagan and Christian Ideas in Beowulf Beowulf was written in England around 1000 AD. "This provides us with an idea of a poem that was written during a time when the society had converted from paganism to christianity"(Cohen 138). "We know that paganism did exist alongside Christianity during the approximate era that Beowulf was composed"(Hall 61). "The Christian influences were combined with early folklore and heroic legends of dramatic tribes, early Beowulf scholars began to investigate whether or not Christian and biblical influences were added later to originally pagan influences"(Hall 61)....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay]

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Elements Of The Gothic Cathedral Floor Plans

- [1] And also because of this, the vertical walls had to be made thick and heavy to contain the outward force. [1] These structural elements then allowed masons to build larger and taller buildings than those during the Romanesque period and to create more complex floor plans. [1] The flying buttress was invented to make the exterior walls thinner, to build extremely tall structures and to be used alongside the interior structural systems, which creates the impression of verticality. The cathedral was built to the Glory of God, therefore it makes sense that it would be built as rich and beautiful as possible wealth and building technology could achieve....   [tags: Gothic architecture, Romanesque architecture]

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Beowulf: Christian Vs Pagan Influence

- The European epic, Beowulf, was written sometime in the eighth century in England. This time period provides us with an idea for the mixture of Christian and pagan elements because of an English society that was in the process of converting from Paganism to Christianity. Examples of Pagan and Christian traditions are presented all throughout literature. Many of the influences deal with what it going on in the world, when the piece is written. When Beowulf was written, St. Augustine had just come over to try and convert the Anglo-Saxon people to Christianity; although the conversion succeeded it was a shallow conversion, and there were still people following the Pagan ways....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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The Elements behind Saint David's Day

- ... These erections were made in order to recognize St Non not just because she was the mother of Saint David but also because she was seen to represent the character of holiness and purity. It is believed that Saint Non spent a lot of her life celibate. She is thought to have started a convent which is where she resided. L- The ruins of St Non’s Chapel (Capel Non) R- St Non’s well There is less known about the life of St. David’s father in comparison to his mother. In many places, he is listed as Sant which is welsh for saint but many believe that this is not his real name....   [tags: UK's national saints, patron saints of Wales]

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Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism

- ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel]

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Christian Beliefs Of Christianity And Christianity

- 1. Christianity is considered “two religious”, which contains “head” and “heart” (Tallon, 113). “Head” is relate to cool and rational practices of Christianity, and “heart” is the “warm and emotional” practices. Apollo, the god of reason, represents “form, structure, rational thoughts”, and Dionysian represents “enthusiasm and ectasy”(Tallon,114). Christain’s thoughts varied because they have different approaches to Christianity. Some people would interact with Christianity by having in rational ways, such as watching a sculpture of Jesus since it takes serious thinking to build a formal image of Jesus....   [tags: Ritual, Religion, Christianity, Rite]

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Christian Education Is The Mystery Of Christ

- God has ordained that Revelation is transmitted to all people, to all generations, and to remain intact forever. This mandate is performed by the Church through evangelization. However, the desire to proclaim Jesus Christ, to “evangelize” and to lead others to the “fiat” of faith in Jesus Christ, which at the same time arouses the need to know this faith better, does not come from human inspiration. It springs from the loving knowledge that Jesus Christ has of us. In this way, we need to understand that the primary and essential object of catechesis and religious education is the mystery of Christ....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel, Trinity]

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Personal Philosophy of a Christian Ministry

- Philosophy of Ministry Philosophy of Ministry: God's desires come first, I must always live my ministry God's way. I must live as a Christian (1 Corinthians 9:27) I must have a proper relationship of surrender to the Leader. In my personal life or in the Church I must understand that Christ is Head and Chief Shepherd (Ephesians 1:22, Hebrews 13:20). The “management” of Church is about relationships with God and Man, not just maintaining a social organization. The church meeting is for worship and for the growth of the saved....   [tags: Church, Evangelism, Preacher]

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Christian Counseling and Secular Psychology

- Theory Critique In our fast passed and ever changing society, personal experiences built up over time and often make life difficult to deal with over time. Everyone has their own prospective on what is important and how they will tackle various problems they face from day to day. It is the responses to our harsh environment and experiences that can often manifest into feelings such as: anxiety, resentment and possibly guilt (Crabb, 1977). It is those that have negative experiences in life that seek out the help of counselors, to better understand and change the root of those problems....   [tags: education, spiritual beliefs, bible]

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Pagan and Christian Influences in Beowulf

- The author of the epic poem Beowulf is unknown, and similarly to the Illiad by Plato its origins remain a mystery. Throughout the poem there are many clues that Beowulf has become a tradition and was passed down orally for centuries, and finally have been translated from the “old English” that it possibly could have been originally recited as, to the English we know today. In the poem Beowulf a bard recites poetry orally, or in a song, usually telling stories about historical triumphs and adventures....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Comparing The Epic Poem, Beowulf, There Is Evidence Of Christian And Pagan Ideas

- In the epic poem, Beowulf, there is evidence of Christian and pagan ideas. The idea of fate is discussed often throughout, and the people of that time are described as leaving what happens with the fight between good and evil forces up to the idea of fate. For fear that there is nothing that can be done to change the course of what happens, everything is predestined. However, the poem also has Christian elements as well, and the people of that time often speak of God in relation to the help he gives them as well as his judgement....   [tags: God, Good and evil, Religion, Christianity]

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Elements of Journalism

- Every day journalists face the stereotype of being ruthless, untrustworthy, and down right wrong. However, what people don't realize is that in the beginning this was not the case and even in today's society journalists are making a solid effort to fight that stereotype that so many bad journalists have left. One of the ways that journalists are trying to fight back is through instituting the nine elements of journalism: journalism's first obligation is to the truth, its first loyalty is to citizens, its essence is a discipline of verification, its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover, it must serve as an independent monitor of power, it must provide a forum for...   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Christian Perspective Of God

- The Quran retains many of the similar aspects of the Christian perspective of God. Through studying the aspects of the Islamic faith years ago, and reading the book of the Muslims this present year, I have come to understand why Muslim’s believe what they believe. The Quran contains the fundamentals of the Islamic faith, which include the five pillars of faith and the six main articles of faith. Allah is eternal and all-powerful; he is claimed to be the only God. In the Quran, God is mentioned numerous times helping the reader to understand who He is....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, God, Allah]

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The Christian Perspective Of God

- The Qur’an retains many of the similar aspects of the Christian perspective of God. Through studying the aspects of the Islamic faith years ago, and reading the book of the Muslims this present year, I have come to understand why Muslim’s believe what they believe. The Qur’an contains the fundamentals of the Islamic faith, which include the five pillars of faith and the six main articles of faith. Allah is eternal and all-powerful; he is claimed to be the only God. In the Qur’an, God is mentioned numerous times helping the reader to understand who He is....   [tags: Islam, God, Muhammad, Allah]

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Integrating Psychology With Christian Theology

- Integrating Christianity with psychology has been an interest of mine for a number of years. I have benefited personally from the writings of those who have brought together the truths of both perspectives. As such, I looked forward to the opportunity to take a course on integrating the two subjects, and I was not disappointed. Studying various theories, concepts, and models of integration has changed my perceptions and challenged my beliefs about integrating psychology with Christian theology. The key concept that Entwistle (2010) proposes for integrating psychology and theology is the model of the “Two Books.” This model recognizes that there are two sources, or “books” for knowledge, the...   [tags: Bible, Christianity, Theology, Reason]

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The Christian Paradox : How A Faithful Nation Gets Jesus Wrong

- Over the years, writers such as Bill McKibben have raised up their voices to give their personal opinion on polemic topics that involve Christianity. McKibben is a writer, educator, environmentalist, and currently a scholar at Middlebury College in Vermont. He served as an editor of important articles for the Harvard Crimson, and, in 2005, he wrote “The Christian Paradox: How a Faithful Nation Gets Jesus Wrong” (264). All of his background information gives the impression that McKibben is an educated and environmentally conscious person who has envisioned a better future for America....   [tags: United States, Christianity, Religion]

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I Am A Christian?

- I am a Christian. This is not because I follow a certain religion, but because I am a follower of Christ. I have relationship with him and he knows me, every little dirty secret. I in turn long to become closer to him each day. Does being a Christian mean I don’t sin. Of course not. I sin every day and my only hope is that when I have 80 years old I will sin less than I do today. I am a sinner as are we all, but because of his grace, I am forgiven. Scholars have concluded that what we usually call religion manifests to some degree the following eight elements: 1. A belief system: We believe that Christ was born to the Virgin Mary....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Bible, Jesus]

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The Environmentally Conscious Christian

- When God created the world, He created everything. Genesis 1 gives all of mankind the wonderful narrative of His creation. God made the sky, the sun, moon, and stars. God also made land, the waters of the oceans and streams. God also made the animals to inhabit the land, sky, and waters. In addition, He made the plants that grow on the land He created. God’s crowning creation was the creation of man. God’s creation of man came along with some big responsibilities. Specifically, He made man responsible for caring for all that He had created....   [tags: God, creation, Adan and Eve, beliefs]

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Christian Theory of Counseling

- Working Outline I. Introduction A comprehensive Christian theory of counseling integrates the disciplines of theology, psychology, and Scripture. In providing a holistic approach in to counseling individuals, it is prudent to survey one’s mind, body, soul, temporal systems, and super natural systems, in which all influence the person. A more complete plan of care may be offered when the contributions from both psychology and theology are offered. “The best interdisciplinary integration work usually comes from those who have formal or informal preparation in both psychology and theology” (McMinn, 2011, p....   [tags: care plan, personality, theology]

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Memories and Christian Boltanski

- Christian Boltanski, as an artist, has placed an importance on the theme of memories and how they can be used to suppress the idea of despair. Memories are seen as a powerful tool in order to diffuse these ideas of despair and disillusionment in a modern world. A large portion of humanity has learned to base most of their individual identities on collective experiences as a whole. Much of Boltanski’s work explores how some of that individualism gets lost within shared experiences through the concept of memory....   [tags: artist, multi-media, records, reality]

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Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf

- Christian and Pagan Influence in Paradise Lost and Beowulf       In Paradise Lost, Milton is adept at drawing from both Christian and pagan sources and integrating them in such a way that they reinforce one another (Abrams 1075). Of course it is a commonplace for critics to believe that Milton valued his Christian sources more highly than the pagan ones (Martindale 20); this is most likely due to the fact that he regarded the Christian sources as vessels of the truth. His classical allusions, on the other hand, served as references for things fallen or damned....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast christbeo paganbeo]

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Mythic Elements in Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

- The Arthurian legends of old are seeped in mythical elements and weaved together with artful skill. The origin of Arthur and his knights bloomed in Britain, though their existence is uncertain and unconfirmed. Multiple authors have written their own versions of Arthur and his knights’ endeavors, many of them containing similarities between them. However, when looking at these stories, there is a question hiding among them. What is more important, the myth elements, or the story-telling elements....   [tags: Mythology]

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The Meaning Of Christian Worship And Biblical Foundations

- The Meaning of Christian Worship and Biblical Foundations Christian worship is a main process that in most Christianity followers and leaders want to understand and practice in their spiritual lives. According to the research of Robert E. Webber, he presents that the biblical, historical, and traditional elements of worship is the base of his book, Worship Old and New. He asserts that “worship be authentic and real and characterized by a sense of fullness, the feeling of deep joy, and the experience of comfort and healing” (15)....   [tags: New Testament, Bible, Christianity, Jesus]

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The Representation Of God : Jewish And Christian Scriptures

- The representation of God in Jewish and Christian scriptures The religions of Christianity and Judaism are very similar, because both believe in “One God, Jehovah, God of Abraham” (Christianity and Judaism ). Judaism was founded around 1300 BCE with Christianity followed in roughly around 30 CE with the death of Jesus. The two religions share many characterizes because Judaism was a “parent” of Christianity. In other words, Christianity can be thought of as an extension of Judaism because its followers adhere to most of the teachings in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament) while also accepting the teachings of the New Testament....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Judaism]

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Key Elements of Successful Leadership

- Key Elements of Successful Leadership John Quincy Adams provided one of my favorite quotes on leadership; “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” In its most basic form leadership refers to influence. Though leaders often help us to accomplish more, poor leadership can also be the source of extreme frustration. The importance of good leadership is apparent on a college campus. Many organizations run smoothly and efficiently while others are mired in chaos and confusion; the difference is leadership....   [tags: servant leadership christianity leader]

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Symbolic Elements in Moby Dick

- Symbolic Elements in Moby Dick There is a symbolic element in every great literary work, which makes the author's message more tangible and real to his readers. In Herman Melville's Moby Dick, one such element is the idea of the "counterpane," or tapestry, of humanity, that is woven throughout the story as a symbol of the world's multiculturalism. Melville develops this symbolism on at least three levels, proving that the world is indeed a counterpane of diverse cultures, races, and environments, in which we, while supremely unique individuals, are always connected by our humanity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Elements Of Science And The Setting Of Bram Stoker 's Dracula

- Life is a cruel. It, will attempt to take one down; it will humble one; it will attempt to break many down. In moments one may not know what to do, instead he/she must a find a way to use what they have around them as an advantage to defeat the problems that stands their way. Throughout dark fiction, authors utilise different elements as a tool to defeating the antagonist. the story Dracula uses completely different approaches in taking down the mighty Dracula. In the novel Dracula, Bram Stoker effectively employs the different elements that are used to defeat Dracula....   [tags: Dracula, Abraham Van Helsing, Quincey Morris]

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Confucianism And Taoism Have Both Elements Of Philosophy And Religion

- Confucianism and Taoism have both elements of philosophy and religion. In some ways they seem to be polar opposites yet in many other ways they follow the same path. On the surface they represent differing methods of thinking about the world around us and impose distinct behavioral codes of conduct. Especially in the East, however, many people incorporate elements of both religions in their daily lives believing the two perform together in harmony. Confucianism and Taoism both began in the sixth century based on the teachings of a master, Confucius, whose Chinese name K’ung Fu-tzu (Kung the master) was Latinized to Confucius and Li-poh-yang, whose was later called Lao-tzu (Old Master or Old...   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Confucianism]

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Political Elements in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- A Tale of Two Cities has many political elements in it, as the novel discusses the different monarchies in France and England. During this time period, which is set in 1775, France is under aristocratic rule and England was under a stable monarchy. France is beneath the rule of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. England is led by King George III and Queen Charlotte Sophia. In the novel, there is revolution occurring in France (1789 to late 1790s). An image of stable England is shown by using revolutionary France as a setting to point out the differences between the two countries....   [tags: monarchies, christianity, government]

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Theorie der Gartenkurst by Christian Hirchfeld

- Introduction The Public Park as a typology has a long history. Many parks started out as Royal Hunting Grounds or private property of the aristocracy like the Tiergarten in Berlin. Others have their roots in public acquisition of land by local governments with the intent in creating an urban green space for recreation such as Stanley Park in Vancouver. The Public Park movement began in England with the advent of industrialization. With people moving to the cities and leaving the country there was a need for public green spaces which lead to the idea that all social classes would interact in the park atmosphere resulting in less deviant behavior outside of the park....   [tags: public park, Royal Hunting Grounds]

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Beowulf’s Three Great Fights in Beowulf

- Beowulf, which is considered the oldest English masterpiece, celebrates the three great fights of Beowulf. Whether Beowulf is a Christian poem written based on pagan story or a pagan poem rewritten under Christian influence remains unknown, considering that the poem combines pagan and Christian elements rather seamlessly. While Beowulf is described as a hero with admirable Christian virtues, he is still essentially a pagan hero. The poem does not reject the pagan heroism. However, Beowulf’s oldest manuscript was written by a Christian for freshly-converted Christians, thus the poem as we know it shows the superiority of Christianity over pagan religions....   [tags: pagan, christian, hero]

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Biblical Inerrancy : A Major Element Of Historic Christian Belief About Scripture

- Biblical inerrancy is a major element of historic Christian belief about Scripture, but many theologians are uncomfortable with the topic. One of the problems is the lack of knowledge of the terms that are used in relation to biblical inerrancy. Bush’s view on Scripture and truth is influenced by the sufficiency of Scripture, its clarity, its authority, its Christological center, its soteriological purpose, its theological comprehensiveness, its historical character, its canonical form, its preservation, its moral and cognitive value, its relevance to the contemporary world, and its personal relevance to people’s lives....   [tags: Christianity, Bible, Biblical inerrancy, Truth]

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Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev's Contributions to Science

- ... At the age of 13, after the passing of his father and the destruction of his mother's factory in 1849, his mother took Mendeleev across the entire state of Russia from Siberia to Moscoew with the aim of getting Mendeleev a higher education. The university in Moscow did not accept him. The mother and son continued to St. Petersburg to the father's alma mater. The now poor Mendeleev family relocated to Saint Petersburg , where he entered the Main Pedagogical Institute in 1850. After graduation, he contracted tuberculosis causing him to move to the Crimean Peninsula on the northern coast of hte Black Sea in 1855....   [tags: elements, periodic table, mass]

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The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting

- The Landscape of Horror: Exploration of Genre and Setting Setting is an integral feature of literature, but the hierarchy of narrative mechanics varies depending upon genre. In tragedy the conflict could rank as the greatest element based on the conflict’s ability to incite emotion in the reader. In horror fiction the setting is greatly fundamental because outside forces (i.e. elements, landscape and the unknown) incite fear in the characters and readers which in turn accelerates the plot; Also the setting plays a hand in molding the atmosphere, tone and theme of a piece....   [tags: literary elements, litrerature]

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Roses in Fairy tales: Traditional Belief vs. The Language of the Flowers.

- There are several elements that make up a fairy tale. Some of these elements are specific details that so picky that a story’s interpretation can be reversed into a completely different meaning. One of the most famous elements within fairy tale literature is the rose. The rose has been a long time symbol of romance and love. However there are many types of different roses and some species are only native to certain areas. Then besides the fact of species and location, one must also take into account color symbolism as well, which also varies by culture....   [tags: Elements of a Fairy Tale]

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The cultural tension of the pagan and the Christian lie at the very heart of the poem. Paganism and Christianity in the Epic Poem "Beowoulf"

- Christianity had recently took hold in England at the time of the writing of Beowulf. Many people believe that Beowulf is a Christian story, when in fact it is not. Instead, the poem reflects a society that has a deep pagan background and has brought with it stories from its pagan past. Beowulf is a Germanic tale that was likely first composed in the first half of the eighth century, but it was not until the late tenth century that it was committed to parchment. At the time of its writing, the Germanic tribes were clearly pagan, as seen by such evidence in the text as Beowulf’s cremation at the end of the epic and the direct reference to swearing oaths at “pagan shrines” (line 175)....   [tags: Hero, Poetry, Germanic]

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Merchant of Venice Essay: Universal Elements

- The Universal Elements of Merchant of Venice Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice contains many themes and elements that are considered timeless or universal. Samuel Taylor Coleridge defines a timeless or universal element as a “representation of men in all ages and all times.” A universal element is relevant to the life of every human being – it is universal. The first major theme that plays an important role in the play is the Christians’ prejudice against the Jews. A second important theme is the attitude toward money....   [tags: Merchant Venice Essays]

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Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land

- Elements of Interreligious Dialogue in The Waste Land “The House Of His Protection The Land Gave To Him That Sought Her Out And Unto Him That Delved Gave Return Of Her Fruits” -Engraved above the Western-most door of Joslyn Art Museum Beyond all doubt, T. S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” is one of the most excruciating works a reader may ever attempt. The reading is painful to the point of exhaustion for the poetry-lover as he scrutinizes the poem pericope by pericope. However, all this suffering (self-inflicted or otherwise) suggests that the author has likewise labored over the poem, emptying himself into his work--pericope by pericope....   [tags: Waste Land Eliot papers]

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Baptism Of Christianity : A Person Views The World Depends On Their Culture, Education And Knowledge

- Krupa Bhakta Professor Robert Burns 8 March 2015 Baptism in Christianity How a person views the world depends on their culture, education and knowledge. Some are atheist, others believe in heaven and hell, and then there are those who are trying to find their faith. Each religion has their own way of accepting new individuals who just found or changed their belief. In Christianity, upon birth or acceptance of Jesus Christ as one’s faith, Christians perform an initiation ritual called Baptism....   [tags: Baptism, Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms]

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The Search for Christian America: History’s Echo

- In The Search for Christian America historians Mark A. Noll, Nathan O. Hatch and George M. Marsden address the recent insurgence of desire to return to the American nation’s “Christian Heritage”; a call to revisit the solid and revered foundations of the colonial period (15). This premise frames the authors’ two-part thesis: first, that America was never a Christian nation and secondly, that the very concept of a Christian nation, after the time of Christ, can be harmful to Christian action and effectiveness within society (17)....   [tags: Christianity, Politics, History]

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Biography Of Pensacola Christian College 's Definition Of Art

- History of Art Research paper My goal for this paper is to give a practical critique and defense of what I have learned in my time as a Studio Art Major. During my time here I have learned that Pensacola Christian college’s definition of art “art is the organized visual expression of ideas or feelings” and the four parts of Biblosophy: cannon, communication, client, and creativity. Along with Biblosophy I have studied Dr. Frances Schaeffer 's criteria for art, seeing how the technical, and the major and minor messages in artwork....   [tags: Art, Visual arts, Aesthetics, Fine art]

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Arabay by James Joyce

- Select Literary Elements of “Araby” In “Araby” by James Joyce, the author uses several literary elements to convey the multitude of deep meanings within the short story. Three of the most prominent and commonly used by Joyce are the elements of how the themes were developed, the unbounded use of symbolism, and the effectiveness of a particular point of view. Through these three elements Joyce was able to publish his world famous story and allow his literary piece to be understood and criticized by many generations....   [tags: literary elements, symbolism]

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The Transformative Learning Theory : Connections With Christian Adult Education

- “Transformative Learning Theory: Connections with Christian Adult Education”. In this article, Ellen L. Marmon is expressing a new visionary idea of how to apply the Transformative Learning Theory, but working with adults. The main focus is the Christian Education and even though there are different ways to transmit information, she truly believes that an effective one is teaching grown-ups and not just having a learning process during the childhood and teenage years, as the majority usually think....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Adult, Machine learning]

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A Pentadic Analysis of Two Pleas for Christian Unity

- A Pentadic Analysis of Two Pleas for Christian Unity Introduction The prayer for Christian unity began with Christ, himself (John 1:21), and continues today. This essay proposes to examine two pleas for Christian unity using the rhetorical theory of Kenneth Burke. According to Em Griffin, "Kenneth Burke was the foremost rhetorician of the twentieth century. Burke wrote about rhetoric; other rhetoricians write about Burke" (319). Burke's theory seems especially relevant to the study of pleas for unity because of his focus on identification....   [tags: Religion Christians Christianity Burke Papers]

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Christian Ethical Perspectives Based On Moral Absolutism

- season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me b the command of God our Savior.” An over looked section in these verses is the mention of the fact that God does not lie. Part of the Christian faith is due from 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” because of this verse God’s word has created absolutes. Moral absolutism is the philosophy that mankind is subject to absolute standards of conduct that do not change with circumstances, the intent of the acting agent, or the result of the act (Gotquestions.org....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Deontological ethics]

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What Christian Literature Is

- What Christian Literature Is Lewis here writes about Christianity and literature, specifically what is Christian literature and how does it differ with secular literature. He read this paper to a religious society at Oxford fairly early in his Christian walk. The question he seems to be answering is, "What is Christian literature?" His main argument is that the rules for good literature are the same for both Christian and non-Christian. He writes, "The rules for writing a good passion play or a good devotional lyric are simply the rules for writing tragedy or lyric in general;" He goes on to use a typical Lewisian styly argument by discussing a Christian cook book, "Boiling an egg is the sa...   [tags: Christianity Literature Religion Essays]

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